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the world's second largest economy, after the united states. and it is the second largest foreign holder of u.s. debt, about 7.5% of the total. but the two nations' economic relationship has been marred recently by allegations of widespread cyber-attacks on american targets. >> increasingly, u.s. businesses are speaking out about their serious concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies through cyber intrusions emanating from china on an unprecedented scale. >> woodruff: china's foreign minister initially dismissed the allegations, but on tuesday a spokeswoman took a different tone. >> ( translated ): what the internet needs is not war but rules and cooperation. china is willing, on the basis of the principles of mutual respect and mutual trust, to have constructive dialogue and cooperation on this issue with >> woodruff: u.s. officials welcomed that statement, and today, white house press secretary jay carney said president obama telephoned xi to congratulate him on his election. as for the cyber-attack issue... >> i can
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to yo pbs station froviewers like you thank yo >> woodruff: china officially installed its new leader today. xi jinping took the final step in affirming his status, adding the post of president to his other positions of power. the delegates arriving at beijing's great hall of the people had been carefully selected. and once inside, they did just as expected, formally electing xi jinping as president. ( applause ) he was the only candidate, and won 2,952 votes. a lone delegate voted no, and three abstained. >> ( translated ): it meets the popular expectations, and it meets the expectations of the chinese people and t
's less impinging on the economy. you keep hearing the economy is ready to take off. if we can get the government out of the way for a couple years we can get some really nice growth and that will change things up and i think they are sceeding in denuclearizing our conflicts. no fiscal cliffs, no debt defaults. let the economy grow for a change. >> woodruff: what are you hearing. >> the government has to get out of the way, i love that. that's a great one after what we've been through in this country with absolutely no control. and we just learned again this week that the bank's too big to fail, too big to be reprimanded, controlled by the federal government. but i'd say this, judy. there's an old line in politics you dance with the girl who -- barack obama didn't do that. for the past seven years he's gone into hundreds if not thousands of rooms, people with large egos, people with great accomplishments, people who are great skeptical toward him and he went in and he charmed them to the point not only they supported him they wrote checks for him. he comes to washington and that s
shall face a total collapse of the banking system and of the whole economy. >> reporter: such talk may well be brinksmanship. it's not. these people and many more across europe would be forever changed by the events of the past three days. >> woodruff: for a closer look at the crisis in cyprus and why it's captured the attention of europe and the u.s., we turn to jacob kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the peterson institute for international economics. welcome to the program. >> my pleasure. woodruff: why does tiny cyprus, a population just over one million, have europe, the markets, the government so rattled? >> i think there's two main reasons. first of all that europe is still kind of on the edge. it doesn't take much to shatter the sort of recent lull of confidence that you have had in europe in the last couple of months. unfortunately, i think cyprus is one such thing. and the other element is that what happens in cyprus and with respect to the cyprusian banks have a large precedent-setting effect for how europe going forward is going to deal with banking crises in other european co
. >> sreenivasan: the federal reserve stood by its aggressive plan to stimulate the u.s. economy, keeping short-term interest rates at record lows. and it said there are signs the economy is getting stronger. one of those signs-- unemployment-- fell to a four- year low of 7.7% in february. still, the fed predicted it won't reach 6.5% until 2015. the fed and its chairman, ben bernanke, also had words of caution for congress. >> i do believe that long-term fiscal stability is extremely important and i urge congress and the administration, as i always do when i go to testify, to do whatever is necessary to put us on a sustainable fiscal path going forward. but in doing so, i think it's a good idea to pay attention to the impacts in the near term on what is still not a completely satisfactory recovery. >> sreenivasan: congress moved a step closer to advancing a spending bill that would keep the federal government running through september. the senate passed the legislation this afternoon along bipartisan lines. the measure funds the day-to-day operating budgets of every cabinet agency, gives $87 bi
newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: today's supreme court arguments pitted a national law against a 2004 arizona voter registration bill. the case explores the extent of state powers against the controversial backdrop of voting restrictions. arizona's proposition 200 requires state residents to provide either a driver's license, passport, birth certificate or physical proof of citizenship before they can vote. but an existing federal law requires only a sworn statement of citizenship on a voter registration form. supporters say the arizona measure cuts down on voter fraud by keeping noncitizens from voting. but opponents argue the la
's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the latest fiscal fight in congress formally began today, the process of trying to adopt a budget for the fiscal year that begins in october. house republicans went first; senate democrats go tomorrow. neither side is likely to win many converts across the aisle, but for now, it's all about spelling out political differences. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> we believe that we owe the american people a balanced budget. for the third straight year we've delivered. in fact we balanced this budget in just ten years. >> reporter: as h
moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: a decade after the iraq war began, the violence has not abated. today was the bloodiest day this year, as insurgents staged multiple attacks. a high-level minister was assassinated and dozens more died. a warning: our story contains some graphic images. thick, black smoke rose above the sadr city district in baghdad, where a car bomb went off today, in one of several coordinated attacks to rock the iraqi capital. 65 people were killed and more than 100 wounded. in another instance, an explosion ripped through a popular market near baghdad's fortified green zone. >> there is a checkpoint at the main gate, but it is in vain. they do not s
the budget and grow the economy, repair the safety net, save medicare. >> reporter: be democrats quickly charged that ryan's math, especially on taxes, does not add up. he would eliminate most deductions and lower tax rates. white house spokesman jay carney said ryan asks nothing from the wealthy to help cut the deficit. >> there is no way to do that in a revenue-neutral way without raising taxes substantially on middle class families. we look at the ryan budget as a perfect example of why balance is so necessary because this is what... this is the alternative to balance. it results in unfair tax hikes on middle class americans and it results in undue burden on middle class americans through the cuts envisioned. >> reporter: democrats in the senate are unexpected to unveil their budget for the fiscal year tomorrow. unlike the house republicans plan the measure is expected to include a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. the senate page ontario leader harry reid offered a preview this morning. >> the democrat plan will cut wasteful spending and close tax loopholes that benefit the ric
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our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >>> this is "nightly business report" with tyler mathisen and susie garrett. >>> grinding higher, the dow ekes out a gain, another record high. >>> and the first nine-day winning streak since 1996. >>> taking the threat seriously. the president meets with ceos about how to deal with possible cyber attacks on american businesses and critical infrastructure. we'll tell you what it means to you. >>> and a new leader. the catholic church
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